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're watching cnn's special coverage of president barack obama's inaugural weekend. the crowd is out here. it's getting cooler. today it was warm. it was in the 50s. but it's getting cool at night. but that's not stopping the crowd from turning out. and we didn't think they would come out, because we thought it would be cold and they wouldn't be as enthused. but boy, they are. we're going to get to all of that in just a moment here on the national mall. but first, we want to get you up to speed on the news that's making headlines today here on cnn. and to breaking news, as a matter of fact. and the latest on the unfolding crisis in algeria. the hostage situation at a desert gas field appears to be over now. we're hearing reports from the algerian government that at least 23 foreign hostages and dozens of their captors have been killed. it's still not clear how many americans may have been held at the facility. >> with regard to the numbers of americans, we are still trying to get accurate information about just exactly how many americans were located there, and exactly what happened to them.
the brooke blog, see the latest interviews that we do on the show at cnn.com/brooke. i am about to hop on a plane headed to washington where i know wolf blitzer is standing by. i hope you join us through the weekend and of course monday for the big special, for the presidential inauguration 2013. we will cover it as cnn can from every which angle. we hope you join us from washington. and speaking of, i hear a certain someone is out of the studio and on the national wall for a special edition of the situation room, my colleague, wolf blitzer. wolf blitzer, take it away. >>> brooke, thanks very much. happening now, deep concern about the fate of hostages. and new details about the so-called jihad prince who may be behind the terror attack in algeria. >>> also, what else can he say? now that lance armstrong has admitted to doping, we will hear what he says to oprah winfrey again tonight. >>> plus, our own martin savidge rides along as authorities break up an elaborate sex slave network right here in the united states. you will not believe the conditions the women had to endure. >>> i'm wo
. does it for me here. check out the latest interviews. cnn.com/brooke. now, wolf blitzer. "the situation room" begins right now. hey, wolf. >> brooke, thanks very much. happening now, deadly weather. a thousand mile long of dangerous storms and tornadoes stretching from the gulf coast to new england. >>> also, he listened to his wife's impassioned plea for gun control and then spent hours answering senators' questions. mark kelly joins us this hour live in "the situation room." >>> plus, the mother of an american woman making her very first visit overseas and vanished in turkey. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room": >>> we begin with a deadly storm here in the eastern part of the united states. there is wind damage all across the southeast, some of it from tornadoes. one death is reported in tennessee, another in georgia. right now the worst weather is crossing georgia. cnn's miguel marquez is in adairsville where there is significant damage. tell us what is going on. >> reporter: huge damage. at least one person, we understand, was killed when a building collapsed but fortun
phenomenon. much, much more. we welcome rachel nichols in the cnn bleacher report at 4:00 eastern saturday afternoon. that's it for me. now to washington to my friend wolf blitzer. >> >>> a very tough day for defense secretary chuck hagel. >>> also, an unfolding scandal involving a united states senator denying allegations of prostitution and free plane trips. >>> eight "new york times" reveals its been under attacks for months by someone in china. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." we were bracing for fireworks at today's confirmation hearing for defense secretary nominee chuck hagel but it actually turned out to be even a lot tougher than many of us expected. republicans grilled hagel raising serious questions about his past statements and positions, especially about israel and iran. at times, hagel seemed to struggle to answer some of those tough questions and other times he gave answers he later had to clarify. let's go to our chief white house correspondent jessica yellin. jessica, it was a tough, tough day for chuck hagel? >> reporter: so far it has been, wolf. chuck w
confirmed dead in algeria. cnn communicates with another hostage who managed to escape. the nra's power is growing even after newtown. let's go "outfront." good evening. i'm erin burnett. "outfront" tonight, breaking news on lance armstrong. coming clean, part two. the 41-year-old former cyclist continued his confession with more revelations about his cheating and lying for more than a decade. ed lavandera has been following the story. he's in austin tonight. ed? >> reporter: erin, oprah promised leading into this interview that it was at times emotional, and on this second night is when we finally saw some of that emotion. lance armstrong becoming the most emotional we saw him in this two-night interview when he had to explain to his kids that he had been lying all along for more than a decade. >> when this all really started, i saw my son defending me and saying that's not true. what you're saying about my dad is not true. and it almost goes to this question of why now. yeah. that's when i knew i had to tell him. and he'd never asked me. he'd never said, dad, is this true? he trusted
of the sandy hook tragedy. >> and you will all be able to watch that on cnn. congress will have to approve the most controversial ideas in president obama's planses to cut gun violence. those are the same lawmakers that have trouble doing anything lately. dana bash joins us now from capitol hill. dana, how are you doing? >> reporter: i'm well. cnn's deidra walsh has learned that the obama administration intends to use the campaign infrastructure in order to galvanize support for the gun control measures he will formally announce tomorrow and talking to members of congress, even democrats, they are going to need it. noumpb, connecticut, is now represented by a freshman democrat determined to ban the weapons used to massacre her young constituents. >> it's my job to advocate for my community and all of these other communities. i'll be working with leadership to get the votes we need. >> reporter: but her burst of fresh energy to pass the new gun control proposals is already colliding with political reality. listen to how the democrat who runs the senate is. >> the numbers around the country,
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. local law officials say that race was not a factor. court documents obtained exclusively by cnn's drew griffin have opened a new window in the case. we are keeping him honest. from the u.s. postal service. we'll even drop off boxes if you need them. >>> welcome back. keeping them honest now. just over a year ago we told you about a horrific hate crime caught on tape, a group of white teens beating up an african-american man in a parking lot in jackson, mississippi. exclusive surveillance video was obtained by cnn that showed one of the teens backing up his pickup truck so he can actually drive over james anderson's battered body. the 47-year-old auto worker died. a federal investigation followed. the truck's driver, deryl deadmon, pleaded guilty to murder and admitted he was a part of white teens who drove around looking for black victims to beat up. the sixth member of the group pleaded guilty to federal hate crimes just this month. now 125 miles north of jackson, another african-american man has been killed by a white teenager in a car. this time no hate crime charges have been filed
the president can take without having to wait for any congressional action. let's bring in our cnn white house correspondent brianna keilar. she's working the story for us. what are you hearing? >> reporter: wolf, i'm told that there is very much a sense in this meeting between vice president joe biden and advocates of gun control as well as those who have suffered gun violence themselves or lost loved ones to it that there was actually very much a sense that this was an opportunity to do something and they believe they have a bit of, i guess you could say, a mandate to do something because of poll numbers showing the public opinion has shifted in this. the news that the vice president made today was that the white house is looking to go it alone, at least in some ways as it chooses to tackle this problem. go it alone without congress' help and observers of this debate, as you know, have said that this is definitely a possibility but biden today confirmed that it's something the white house is pursing. here's what he said. >> i want to make it clear that we are not going to get caught up in th
americans held by islamic militants. u.s. government officials tell cnn that may not necessarily, though, be the case. let's get straight to our pentagon correspondent chris lawrence working this story for us. chris, be what is the very latest that you're hearing? >> wolf, the latest that we're getting from u.s. officials is that some americans may have escaped but some may still be held by those hostage takers and they are still seeing signs perhaps of some intermittent fighting, suggesting that perhaps this isn't over yet. as the hostage situation stretched to a second day, u.s. officials scrambled to find a resolution and determine the state of the americans still in militant hands. >> this incident will be resolved, we hope with a minimum loss of life. but when you deal with these relentless terrorists, life is not in any way precious to them. >> americans and other western workers were on as about when multiple militants attacked. the militants took hostage at this gas plant heavily armed with rocket grenades and forced some hostages to wear explosive vests. the militants may have t
armstrong tells oprah winfrey. >>> cnn newsroom" begins right now. >> sorry, soledad, good morning to you and hello everyone! stories we're watching, i was having an interesting conversation with my executive producer. >>> a ferocious football player bruised and battered by the shocking revelation the dying girlfriend he publicly mourned never existing. >>> cheating, businessmen, sports stars, celebrities even your own kids may be doing it. sure people get caught like tiger woods. >> i was unfaithful. i had affairs. i cheated. >> but will we ever learn our lesson? today we're looking at why we cheat. >>> behaving like a king, that's how senator rand paul described president obama who signed 19 executive actions on gun control. we'll tell you what else paul is saying, plus this. >>> it's going to be like that, huh? ahh, someone wants to play. >> just trying to keep one the old guy, you snow. >> dude, is that your real hair? >> rory and tiger joking on the set but the joke is on you. they weren't even together for this new nike ad. "newsroom" starts now. >>> good morning, thank you so much
situation room." >>> and the breaking news continues here in cnn. we're covering the country's latest multiple shooting incident on a college campus. three people, at least two of them were students caught in a cross fire. a fourth person suffered a heart attack during the shooting. it all happened near houston, texas, on the north harris campus of lone star college. that's a community college in texas. cnn's ed lavandera has the latest. ed, what are you hearing? >> reporter: this shooting appears to be a situation that started off as an altercation in one of the buildings between two people. one of those firing shots was wounded and is now in custody. two people were caught in the crossfire and those people were wounded and then there was a fourth person that in all of this may lay had a heart attack. that person is being treated as well. and now the focus is on the second shooter, the second person in the altercation. that person fled the campus itself. the officials say that everything is safe and secure now on the campus but the search for that second suspect is the main concern a
real test of leadership. dan simon, cnn, san francisco. >>> i'm carol costello. thank you very much for joining me today. "cnn newsroom" continues right now with ashley ban field. >>> thank you very much, carol. hello, nice to have you with us. there is nothing like an election to focus the attention of lawmakers and presidents. just look at how fast immigration reform went back on the front burner after president obama won more than 70% of the hispanic vote in november. as we speak, the president is en route to nevada. a state that he carried by more than six points over mitt romney despite an imploding economy there. any guesses who kept that state blue? the president is pitching a comprehensive immigration rewrite that may sound a lot like the senate plan that was unveiled yesterday. however, it will not sound identical. cnn's brianna keilar joins me from the white house now. so will the president propose something completely different than what the senate has already done, and is there a risk of confusing everyone? >> reporter: no, i don't think he'll propose something entirely
with spending cuts. let's go live to cnn white house correspondent brianna keilar. >> reporter: president obama stating very clearly today that he will not negotiate deficit reduction, tax increases and spending cuts attached to the debt ceiling. this of course does follow that bruising battle the year before last, where he did negotiate on the issue, and the u.s. nearly went to the brink of default. he said that congress has to pay the bills that it's already racked up. >> you don't go out to dinner and then, you know, eat all you want and then leave without paying the check. and if you do, you're breaking the law. and congress should think about it the same way that the american people do. you don't -- now, if congress want, to have a debate about maybe we shouldn't go out to dinner next time, maybe we should go to a more modest restaurant, that's fine. that's the debate that we should have. >> reporter: in this press conference that was called last minute in the east room, president obama said he will negotiate a deal on deficit reduction but not, as he put it, quote, with a gun to the head
. >> hi, guys. >> who the hell is wolf? >> jeanne moos, cnn, new york. >> who is wolf blitzer. >> no, he said, "who the hell is wolf." >> i know, but i was not going to say that part. >> a very famous quote. >> go down in the history books. >> that was a hoax, that balloon -- it was? >> you can tweet us @wolfblitzer, @katebalduan. >>> "erin burnett outfront" starts right now. >> some american hostages being held in algeria have been released, but a number of the hostages unaccounted for tonight as the raid, we can report, temporarily on hold. >>> plus, the brother of one of the hostages who escaped from his captors recounts his escape. >>> and on the night lance armstrong's confession is set to air, a sports writer who believed him until the very bitter end comes "outfront." >>> i'm erin burnett. good evening, everyone. "outfront" tonight, we have breaking news on the hostage crisis. a fast-developing story tonight. here the latest that we know. we now know that some americans have been freed, but others are still unaccounted for in algeria. a senior american official just confirms to cn
the country. you want to stay with cnn for complete coverage of the one month anniversary of the school shooting in newtown, connecticut. tonight anderson is going to be live from here with "ac 360" at 8:00 p.m. eastern time. up next, carol costello. >> good morning, soledad. >>> stories we're watching in the newsroom. taking control of the gun industry in a sweetheart deal that may shock you. one outraged law maker explains in an exclusive interview. >>> he says he's still a republican, but colin powell had sharp words about the current state of his political party. >> a dark vein of intolerance in some parts of the party. >> so what did powell mean by that, and what does he think the gop needs to do to be relevant in the future? we'll tell you. >>> riding toward redemption, or hitting a lawsuit pothole. lance armstrong reportedly considers confessing before talking to oprah winfrey. plus this. >>> "the hunger games" was one of the biggest films of the year and also what i call the six weeks it took me to get in this dress. >> ang lee has been nominated for best director for "life of p
for admitting needed workers. cnn chief congressional correspondent dana bash and cnn chief white house correspondent jessica yellin are working the story. dana, the tone was pretty optimistic up on capitol hill today. >> it sure was but, you know, we have seen this movie before, you and i, wolf, and a lot of other people watching this issue go kind of up and down with the partisan wins. but this is something that is different this time. because of something very simple. and that is what happened in the last election to republicans. particularly mitt romney with the latino voters. he lost big time. and that's why when i asked senator mccain and others who were standing right here where i'm standing, half a dozen years ago, why this is different, that's why they answered that way. listen to this. senator kennedy stood with you and, senator mccain, you were standing with him, and he said 2007 is the year we must fix our broken system. we must strike while the iron is hot. what makes you think, why is this year different? >> elections. elections. >> the republican party is losing the suppo
with them as well. a quick reminder, you can always check out any interviews on this show at cnn.com/brooke. and now wolf blitzer in washington. hey, wolf. >>> brooke, thank you very much. dramatic new developments in the accelerating debate on guns and gun control. gabrielle giffords and nra are making their voices heard in new ways. >>> also, egypt's new president joins me to talk about tahrir square. a one-time symbol of hope is now dirty and oppressive. >>> plus, a mystery that started with a winning lottery ticket and ended with a deadly poisoning. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> we begin with this afternoon's announcement that the national rifle association is joining the white house in the discussion of gun violence in america. a representative will meet with vice president biden this week. what will they be doing? lisa sylvester is walking into "the situation room" right now. you've been doing some reporting, lisa. what is the very latest? >> wolf, leaders from both the private and public sectors are offering specific proposals on gun control, all si
, a brave young woman. only 15 years old. that does it for me. brooke baldwin is continuing with "cnn newsroom." >>> winter to spring, in a matter of hours you'll hear the real reason behind this wild weather. i'm brooke baldwin. the news is now. nightmare on the school bus. we'll take you inside the hostage situation involving a child and an underground bunker. >>> plus, deja vu. >> what we're talking about is a weapon crafted for war. >> honest people use a gun in this country to defend themselves from criminals the system will not control. >> from the '90s to now. two familiar opponents, once again, battle over guns. >>> and the most expensive home for sale in america has a very famous neighbor. we'll take you inside. >>> this is cnn breaking news. >> hi, everybody. i'm brooke baldwin. let's begin with this breaking news. several states right now on alert as storms are ripping across the country with a lot of video to get to. i want to begin in georgia where we are getting reports that people are trapped inside their homes after this tornado touched down. watch this. >> tornado rig
, all three watching, hoping that dream becomes reality. miguel marquez, cnn, savannah, georgia. >> tom tancredo is a former congressman from colorado, maria cardona is a contributor for us. i appreciate your taking the time to join us. representative tancredo, john mccain is part of this bipartisan drupe. like i said, a lot of people together you wouldn't expect to be standing together. but here's what he said about why republicans have to do this deal and do this deal now. >> elections. elections. the republican party is losing the support of our hispanic citizens. and we realize that there are many issues in which we think we are in agreement with our hispanic citizens, but this is a preeminent issue for those citizens. >> obviously, when you look at the election last time, president obama got 71% of the latino vote. mitt romney, 27%. is john mccain right? >> no, he really isn't. he's no more right this time than he was back in, what, '87, when he and another gang tried to put together a very similar bill. he and a member of that time of it was called the mccain-kennedy bill. very si
was coming in april to new york in 1789. >> old traditions meet new traditions. >>> welcome to cnn's continuing coverage of inauguration weekend. i'm erin burnett. >> and i'm john king. we're live in the nation's capital on the national mall for president obama's second inauguration. plenty of excitement. a lot going on in the capital city. cnn going to bring you all the big events and all the highlights. president barack obama's second term is officially under way for seven hours now. he took the oath of office at noon today, january 20th, as required by the u.s. constitution. mr. obama sworn in. a small ceremony using a bible that belonged to his wife's family. chief justice john roberts used a note card this time avoiding, you might remember, the verbal stumble of four years ago. the president, of course, will do tomorrow in public in the traditional setting outside the capital using the same lincoln bible he used four years ago and a bible that belonged to the reverend martin luther king, jr. hundreds of thousands of people from across the country, some from around the world, w
confirms to cnn that the operation seems to have ended for the night, but it is not over. and i wanted to quote what this official told us here at cnn. quote, there are still hostages and there are still terrorists, so tomorrow is another day. the algerian press service reports numerous casualties in the operation. the exact number, still unknown right now. and a lot of questions already are coming from the united states about the algerian government's tactics in the operation that could have put the hostages in jeopardy. now, we also want to let you know that right now, there's a chartered flight en route of bp employees from algeria. it is headed towards london to gatwick airport. now, that could be landing at any moment. we don't yet know if the passengers are any of the freed hostages or if there are americans on board, but as we get that information, we're going to share that with you. the brother of an irish national who escaped from captivity had a harrowing story. he spoke to cnn today and described what happened to his brother. >> yeah, but just found out recently that he'd be
on the white house website to deport a friend of mine, a guy i work with here at cnn, piers morgan, and they're taking aim because he has very strong, he wants background checks, mental health treatment and more control over assault weapon sales. since newtown especially, he's been making that position clear again and again. last night. piers tried to have a conversation, a conversation with a talk show host who spearhead that had position to kick him out of this country. i want to show you how that conversation went. >> why do you want to deport me? >> we did it as a way to bring attention to the affect that we have all of these foreigners and the russian government, the official chinese government, mao said political power goes out of the barrel of the gun. he was the only one with the guns. we did it to point out this is globalism, and the banks that claim december brag they're going to get or guns as well. they've taken everybody's guns but the swiss and the american people. while the government buys 1.6 billion bullets predator drones arms, being used to arrest people in north dakota. e
" question. cnn "newsroom" continues right now. >>> thank you so much. happy new year to you, my friend. nice to see your shining face. hello, everyone. i'm ashleigh banfield. one, a vietnam war hero and two-term gop senator and the other, a veteran of the spy war who is found a niche in west wing politics. two hours from now, chuck hagel seen here on the left and john brennan seen there at the podium on the right, they're going to stand with president obama at the white house to accept his nomination for defense secretary and cia director respectively. neither choice is a shock and neither is likely to have an easy go at the senate confirmation process because you know that's coming up. joining me now with the sin sights on this and the expert e expertise, gloria borger and chief national correspondent john king. in the interest of the new year's resolution to be positive, let's start with the pros, gloria borger. let's go over the list with chuck hagel as the starting point. he's a war hero. and he has two purple hearts from vietnam serving alongside of his brother. each of them saving eac
a very famous neighbor. we'll take you inside. >>> this is cnn breaking news. >> hi, everybody. i'm brooke baldwin. let's begin with this breaking news. several states right now on alert as storms are ripping across the country with a lot of video to get to. i want to begin in georgia where we are getting reports that people are trapped inside their homes after this tornado touched down. watch this. >> tornado right near downtown cartersville slashing toward i-25. a tornado on the ground in adairsville. you can see to the right of the funnel, some of the debris coming up. this is a quarter mile from our location here on highway 41. >> this tornado here you're looking at leveled a small home, flipped over some ten cars, one person died there after a building collapsed and a man, we're also told, was killed in nashville, tennessee, where a tree fell on his home. you're looking here -- look at the colors, the warnings, we're going to talk to chad maiers in a minute. i want to talk to miguel marquez, he's 60 miles north of atlanta. miguel, we saw the picture here of this tornado. tell
this problem, fix this mess and many of us agree with that. >> reporter: brianna keilar, cnn, washington. >> coming up in our next hour we'll talk with democratic congressman joe garcia from florida about the immigration reform push in the house. >>> the search is on right now for a u.s. air force fighter jet that may have crashed during training exercise. they lost contact with it last night over the aid reattic sea. they're searching through rain and snow and dealing with poor visibility. it was reported there's an oil slick in the area. the pilot's condition is yet unknown. >>> new developments in the brazil nightclub inferno. four people have been arrested, a fire that left 231 people dead. two of the people in custody are owners of the kiss nightclub in santa maria. the other two are members of the band that was playing at the club when the fire broke out. police say the band had been using pyrotechnics as part of its stage show before the fire began. >>> boy scouts of america has considered changing its long standing policy against allowing openly gay members. this after months of
for comment. but online, folks were rooting for the fish. give that tarpin a hand. jeanne moos, cnn. >> oh, man. >> so many things we could say. that is how we will end the show today. >> remember, follow what's going on in "the situation room" on twitter. just tweet me at joejohnscnn. >> that is all for us this evening. thank you so much for joining us. "outfront" starts right now. >>> "outfront" next congress about to vote on a relief bill for victims of super storm sandy. a republican representative who will vote against the relief tells us why in just a moment. >>> plus, france tripling the number of troops the country is sending to mali. what does this mean for america's role in that fight? >>> and an "outfront" investigation into a booming business, birth tourism. foreign women giving birth in the united states so their kids will be citizens, but this time, we're not talking about people south of the border. let's go "outfront." >>> good evening. i'm erin burnett. "outfront" tonight, the battle over super storm sandy. so the house of representatives is going to vote tonight, really j
. nice to speak to you. >>> now i want to bring in cnn's national security contributor, fran townsend. today, the president of france said something that just really stopped me in my tracks. he said france has no intention of staying in mali but we have an objective. that is, when we leave, there should be security in mali, a legitimate authority, electoral process and no more terrorists. if you substitute afghanistan for mali, it sounds a heck of a lot like the american objective in afghanistan which of course was not met and has been abandoned. can france get that job done? >> no. it's sort of one of these big audacious goals. you have to wonder what the president of france was thinking. it's one thing to have a limited objective to get your hostages out, to support the malian government and troops, to try and provide security to the capital and to assist. those are achievable goals. but this is really quite stunning. >> stunning and something that could mean something much more significant or drawn out. the pentagon says look, we're definitely going to be involved in mali and they
're in the cnn newsroom, i'm drew griffin in for don lemon tonight. this will be a pivotal week in the political battle between those who want stricter gun control laws and those fighting to protect the right to own guns in the united states. on tuesday, the vice president and his task force will send gun violence recommendations to the oval office. both sides bracing for a fight. we have more on this story in a moment. but first, police in san diego were forced to shoot a man with a gun who ran inside a movie theater. the officers reen spoding to a domestic disturbance call yesterday when they chased the armed suspect into a crowded theater. moviegoers poured out. officers shot the suspect who survived, but is in critical condition tonight. >>> american troops help france in an attempt to rescue a french intelligence agent. president obama today detailed the u.s. involvement in the mission, which was friday night. he said, u.s. troops led to what he called limited technical support and made american aircraft available if needed. the mission failed. the captured agent was not rescued and the fre
okay, you can finally have your burger. >> reporter: a burger to go. jeanne moos, cnn, new york. >> whopper jr. little whopper. >> i will tell you, watching that, i'm really hungry now. i know that's bad for me. >> are you going to stauf off? >> no, no whoppers. >> that's it for us. thank you very much for watching. you can always follow what's going on here in "the situation room." you can go to twitter @wo twitter @wolfblitzer. you can follow kate, you can follow me. that's it for us. "erin burnett outfront" starts right now. >>> "outfront" next, cooperation in washington. no, really, this is not a joke tonight. republicans and democrats coming together with a major bipartisan move. this is a major deal, and the fight may be coming. >>> plus, president obama called hillary clinton one of the finest secretaries of state in american history. but guess what? not everybody thinks that's true. >>> and later in the show, a follow up to last week's "outfront" investigation. a catholic hospital says life begins at birth, not conception. let's go "outfront." >>> good evening. everyone.
, will be joining the president. you want to stay with cnn for special coverage of that announcement. it begins with wolf blitzer at 11:55 a.m. eastern time right here on cnn. tomorrow we'll be talking with texas congressman rahim castro, new york congressman peter king, and actor gabriel mock, the star of the hit show "suits." >> i love that show. >> "cnn newsroom" begins with carol costello. good morning. >> good morning. >>> happening in the "newsroom" -- fireball in london a deadly crash as a helicopter slams into construction crane, new details on what may have caused this frightening accident. >>> under the gun, much of the eastern united states, from louisiana to maine getting rain, snow, and ice, this is just the beginning! an arctic blast plunging south. >>> champion cash, a startling look at the money, the players and the influence s.e.c. schools spending the most three times what most people earn in a year. it's an eye-opening look at the athletes and the almighty dollar. >>> plus this -- >> i don't know if i want this guy to be the face of austin anymore. >> outrage that the cyclist
. and that is it for me here. i'm brooke baldwin at the cnn headquarters in atlanta. check out my blog for all of the latest interviews. now we send you to washington. cnn's "the situation room" with wolf start right now. >>> brooke, thanks. president obama as the president's inner circle. also, the fierce spread of the flu across the united states and now a shortage of a critical medicine used to treat it. >>> plus, prominent voices lending support to an unlikely idea of a trillion dollar coin. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> judgment, integrity, and friendship all cited by president obama as he nominated his chief of staff, jack lew, to be the next treasury secretary but the announcement is drawing attention to the makeup of the president's second-term cabinet. it's on track to be dominated by men. our white house correspondent brianna keilar is joining us from the white house. what is the white house saying about all of this? >> reporter: wolf, the white house has been asked about this quite a bit. white house press secretary jay carney has said that the president beli
're in "the situation room." >>> this is cnn breaking news. >> let's get to the breaking news. a deadly terrorist attack on a gas field in eastern algeria near the libyan border. some of the more than 40 hostages seized have been released but a number of them are still being held, including americans. the state department confirms those americans are affiliated with the oil giant bp. let's bring in elise labott. the latest information you're getting is what? >> well, at first these assailants, these affiliated-al qaeda militants tried to storm a bus, these bp employees headed for an air field in nearby eastern algeria, that was not successful. then they stormed the compound of this living -- the living quarters of this air field and they took about 40 hostages. we understand that about seven americans -- we're not sure. it could be a little bit more, a little less -- are being held as well as britain, japan, norway, and ir labd. >> do we know who these americans are, what they were doing there precisely? >> they were all working in some capacity for bp. it's a very remote area and that'
to sponsor the tour. cnn's ed is live in austin, texas. let's talk about what he told oprah and what the next steps are for lance armstrong. >> the big question will be to what extent did he confess and how much detail is he going to offer? also from the standpoint of how did he offer it and what was the body language there? lance armstrong is an athlete who is vehement in his denials going after the people for criticing and over the years and will he be apologetic and contrite? we will have to see highway it plays out. and we have the interview with lance armstrong that is gone over two and a half hours. he came ready in all caps. >> that was such a great tweet. ready for what? ready to apologize and advice for his people and ready to do what? they are watching the interview when it happens. there of course is stories about what he told the folks at live strong. they had to step away in the wake of the scandal. he did not apologize, but what did he say? >> he apologized for the stress he put the staff, the live strong foundation under for the last few years. he was on his way to the intervie
as well. the news continues next on cnn . hello everyone, don lemon, you are in the cnn newsroom, let's get caught up on the headlines of the day. riots erupted over a court decision, sending 21 people to death. at least 30 people were killed in clashes with security forces today. this all happened after the court sentenced 21 people for their role in a post game soccer riot last year, more than 70 people were killed in that right. thousands of people marched in washington today demanding tough new gun control laws, it's the first anti-gun demonstration since the newtown shooting. disgraced cyclist lance armstrong said he is ready to cooperate with a agency tasked with cleaning up doping in the sport. this announcement as the head of the u.s. anti-doping agency sat down with cbs to respond to armstrong's oprah confession. >> it's amazing. this guy, you could go to any kindergarten in this country or frankly around the world, and find kids playing tag or four-square and ask them what cheating is. and every one of them will tell you it's breaking the rules of the game. no real athlete h
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